How to run your startup during a recession
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# Calculator: How to run your startup during a recessionCalculator: How to run your startup during a recession

## Hello folks! 👋

### Quick TLDR

My view is that we are in for a lengthy recession (at Superhuman, we are planning for a recession to last 2-4 years)
If possible, you should get to profitability
But if not possible, it may be more practical to get to a certain amount of runway. The basic idea is to choose a timeframe (e.g. 24 months) and adjust your net burn to always be at that level

## Try the calculator

Feel free to change values here and/or copy this doc to make it your own.
1
Step 1️⃣
What is your cash balance (\$)?
20,000,000
2
Step 2️⃣
What is your desired runway (months)?
24
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## 5-year forecast

Year
Cash Balance
Monthly Burn
Monthly Burn Reduction
1
2020
\$20,000,000
\$833,333.33
2
2021
\$10,000,000
\$416,666.67
\$416,666.67
3
2022
\$5,000,000
\$208,333.33
\$208,333.33
4
2023
\$2,500,000
\$104,166.67
\$104,166.67
5
2024
\$1,250,000
\$52,083.33
\$52,083.33
6
2025
\$625,000
\$26,041.67
\$26,041.67
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